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Dog First Aid and Preventing Health Crisis

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1 hour
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10 CPD hours / points
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Ensure the well-being of your furry friends with our comprehensive course on Dog First Aid. Learn essential emergency management techniques, build a canine first aid kit, perform CPR, and provide proper dressing and bandaging. Gain the knowledge and skills to prevent health crises and ensure the safety of your beloved dogs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of canine first aid principles and techniques for handling emergencies.
  • Learn how to assemble a well-equipped first aid kit specifically designed for dogs.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to perform CPR on dogs effectively, potentially saving their lives in critical situations.
  • Master the art of dressing wounds and applying bandages to promote healing and prevent infections.
  • Familiarise yourself with various medical conditions affecting dogs and learn appropriate treatment methods.
  • Gain the expertise to prevent health and safety crises through proper care, nutrition, and environmental management.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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In moments of crisis, providing immediate care can be crucial for your canine companion. Our course, "Dog First Aid and Preventing Health Crisis," is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to handle emergencies and promote the well-being of your dogs.

From the fundamentals of canine first aid to specific techniques for dressing wounds and applying bandages, each module provides comprehensive training on responding effectively to various health emergencies. You will also learn how to assemble a canine first aid kit, ensuring you have readily available supplies.

In addition to emergency care, the course covers preventive measures to help you safeguard your dog's health. You will gain insights into common medical conditions that dogs may face and learn appropriate treatment methods. In addition, the module on preventing health and safety crises will equip you with essential knowledge on caring for dogs, ensuring proper nutrition, and creating a safe environment.

Join us on this educational journey to become a reliable guardian for your furry friends. Enrol today and acquire the skills to provide immediate care and prevent health crises in dogs.

Who is this course for?

  • Dog owners who want to be prepared to handle emergencies involving their pets.
  • Pet professionals, such as dog trainers, groomers, and pet sitters, want to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Veterinary professionals are seeking to expand their expertise in canine first aid.
  • Animal shelter volunteers and staff members are responsible for the well-being of dogs in their care.

Career path

  • Veterinary Nurse: £18,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Animal Welfare Officer: £20,000 - £28,000 per annum
  • Pet Care Specialist: £16,000 - £22,000 per annum
  • Dog Trainer: £15,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Animal Rescue Worker: £16,000 - £25,000 per annum
  • Veterinary Practice Manager: £25,000 - £45,000 per annum

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Certificate of completion - Digital certificate

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Certificate of completion - Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Inside the UK student have to pay an additional delivery fee of £10, whereas International students are required to pay an additional fee of £19.99 to receive a hard copy of the certificate delivered to their address.


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